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  • 05.02.2024

German Economic Team at the Café Kyiv

German Economic Team takes part at “Café Kyiv-We choose Freedom”, organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, on February 19th, 2024, onwards.

Panel: Linking economic reconstruction and EU accession: Opportunities and Challenges 

13:30 to 14:35, Kino 10 – KYIV 

Over the last 10 years, Ukraine has made significant reform steps and in December 2023 the European Council officially decided to open accession negotiations. At the same time, Ukraine is defending itself against Russia’s full-scale war that has led to economic reconstruction needs far exceding USD 400 bn. Against this background, the panel discusses opportunities and challenges of converting the two tracks of EU integration and economic reconstruction into one.

Keynote speech: Olha Stefanyshyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine (tbc)

Panel discussion:

  • Moderator: Robert Kirchner, Deputy Team Leader, German Economic Team
  • Dr Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Veronika Movchan, Academic Director, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Kyiv
  • Stefan Kägebein, Regional Director Eastern Europe, German Eastern Business Association
  • Natalie Pauwels, Head of NEAR.E.1, DG NEAR, Ukraine Service, European Commission (tbc)
  • Rémi Duflot, Deputy Head of EU-Delegation to Ukraine 
  • Inna Sovsun, Member of Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association

See the full programme here.

Venue: Colosseum Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 123, Entrance Gleimstraße. 

Please note that places are limited. Follow the link to register.